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Praxis ETS Practice 5002, Reading and Language Arts Form 3

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Questions 18 through 21 refer to the following passage.

Orientation for passage. The passage consists of an introductory statement and four paragraphs. The set of questions that follows may contain questions that refer to specific parts within the passage. For this question type, you may encounter a toggle for highlight announcements before the passage starts.

The following passage is from A History of the US by Joy Hakim and relates to the United States Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787.
Madison was a scholar. He read all he could find about governments all over the world and throughout history. Long before the convention got started, he wrote to his good friend Thomas Jefferson and asked for help. Jefferson had taken Franklin's place as America's minister in France. Jefferson sent Madison books—hundreds of books—and he sent his ideas.
Madison read about governments of ancient Greece and Rome and other places and times. Then he took the best ideas he found and wrote them in notebooks that he brought with him to the convention.
By this time, the other delegates were in Philadelphia and ready to get started. Madison and the Virginians set to work discussing a new plan of government that Madison had written. They agreed to have Virginia's popular governor, Edmund Randolph, present the plan to the Constitutional Convention. It was called the Virginia Plan, and it made things much easier for all the delegates at the convention. When they began their meeting, they had a document in front of them. It gave them a starting point; it helped speed up the process.
And that summer, anything that made work easier was appreciated.